Whilst researching images for Me and Mr Putin I inevitably came across a lot of photographs of the real Mr Putin. My curiosity had already been prodded by the admiration he received from young Russian women who find him attractive; I mean REALLY attractive! Some of them went as far as creating a calendar of images of them in scanty underwear.
Mr Putin likes to be photographed ‘in action’, anything from handling a gun to swimming. Showing his human side he has been photographed with the puppy given to him by the Bulgarian Prime Minister – the re-naming of the puppy was the subject of a public poll! The poor (male) dog is called Buffy!